The special envoy of the European Union (EU) for Peace in Colombia, Eamon Gilmore, condemned the murder of two former FARC guerrillas who participated in electoral activities in the Colombian department of Antioquia, and called for a thorough investigation of the incident.
In the first five months of this year, 32 human rights defenders and social leaders have been murdered. These crimes have set alarm bells in the international community and have put a huge challenge on the table for the State: to protect not only these people, but also the guerrillas and their families in the transit towards the decommissioning of weapons process.
Sabanas del Yarí, 23 September 2016
TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
The X National Guerrilla Conference of the FARC-EP “For national reconciliation, peace with social justice and advanced democracy” sends a greeting to the European Union, as well as our gratitude for your support to the Havana peace talks, through your special envoy Mr. Eamon Gilmore.
The Peace Process that is being held in Havana, Cuba between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People´s Army (FARC-EP) and the Colombian Government, which has lasted over 3 years and currently in its final stage, has been receiving a growing amount of international support.
Members of the European Parliament Marina Albiol Guzmán and Lola Sánchez visited Havana, Cuba to get a first-hand approach of the Peace Process being held between the FARC-EP and the Colombian Government. During their visit, they granted an interview to Nueva Colombia Noticias on regards of their perspective of the Peace Process and the need to remove the FARC-EP from the European Union's list of terrorist organizations.
Havana, Cuba - The paramilitary threat in Colombia is increasing, in spite of peace talks being underway with both guerrilla organisations FARC-EP and ELN. Paramilitaries are ultra-right armed groups of terror, often entrenched with military forces, big landowners and/or local politicians.
Written by: Juli?n Subverso, member of the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP
Among many conflicts, atrocities and barbarism imposed by hegemonic capitalism, perhaps one of the most dramatic, long and cruel of them is the brutal and ruthless Israeli genocide against the Palestinian people.
"One would say that the idea is to make the guerrillas disappear to guarantee the broadest possible market for the transnationals"
Written by: Timoshenko, Commander-in-Chief of the FARC-EP
Last week, visiting Madrid, President Santos benefited from the important role of James Rodr?guez and Carlos Bacca, respectively playing for Real Madrid and Sevilla, speaking of them as an expression of that joyful, prosperous Colombia, with faith in its future. Colombians are now being part of the 'elites of excellence', being the projection of a modern country with growing importance in the world, he stated categorically.
?The European Union is a dictatorial compendium at the service of transnationalized financial big capital, with warmongering and imperialist vocation?
Written by: Norberto Paredes, International Commission of the FARC-EP
We often hear that the European Union (EU) is a political and economic association of law between sovereign countries.